Cirque de Soleil Coming to Erie

Published 03/31 2014 10:30AM

Updated 03/31 2014 05:10PM

March 31, 2014 - Erie, PA (March 31, 2014) - Cirque du Soleil will perform in Erie for the very first time with its newest arena show, Varekai. Performances will be held at the Erie Insurance Arena from August 13-17, 2014 for seven performances only. After touring the world for 11 years under the big top, this past December Varekai embarked on a new journey touring the world in arenas and in some new markets never before visited by Cirque du Soleil.

Advance tickets for Varekai are available now online to Cirque Club members through April 6. Cirque Club membership is free and benefits includes access to advance tickets, special offers and exclusive behind the scenes information. To join, go to

Tickets for the general public will be available starting Monday, April 7 at or by calling 814 452-4857.

Here is the Varekai story. Deep within a forest, at the summit of a volcano, exists an extraordinary world a world where something else is possible. A world calledVarekai.

The sky lets go a solitary young man, and the story of Varekaibegins. Parachuted into the shadows of a magical forest, a kaleidoscopic world imbued with fantastical creatures, a young man takes flight in an adventure both absurd and extraordinary. On this day at the edge of time, in this place of pure and undiluted possibility, begins an inspired incantation to a life rediscovered and to a newly found wonder in the mysteries of the world and the mind. The wordVarekai (pronounced ver·ay·’kie) means “wherever” in the Romany language of the gypsies the universal wanderers. Directed by Dominic Champagne, this production pays tribute to the nomadic soul, to the spirit and art of the circus tradition, and to those who quest with infinite passion along the path that leads to Varekai.

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